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'Promise Zone' Projects Could Get Grant Advantage

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The U.S. Department of Education may give applicants an advantage in competitive-grant programs if their proposals mesh with the goals of the Obama administration's interdepartmental "Promise Zone" initiative, which is aimed at helping revitalize high-poverty communities, according to a notice in the Federal Register last week.

The Promise Zone project is led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, with coordination from the departments of Education, Justice, and Agriculture

It's unclear which competitive programs the department would decide to apply the extra credit to. But presumably, Promise Neighborhoods, which offers grants to help schools partner with wraparound-service providers, such as health or arts programs, would be a top candidate.

Vol. 33, Issue 27, Page 4

Published in Print: April 2, 2014, as 'Promise Zone' Projects Could Get Grant Advantage
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